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Larry Fellows ( McCall 1956 )

posted: Jun 28, 2013

Larry, 78, died Feb. 17, 2013, in Columbia City, Oregon, from lung cancer. After earning a degree in Forest Management from the University of Idaho in 1957, Larry joined the Army and served two years at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.

Following his discharge he began his career with the U.S. Forest Service, working as a timber sales officer and timber management assistant in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in La Grande, Oregon, from 1960 to 1963.

Larry became director at the Forest Service Cispus Job Corp Center in Randle, Washington. He became deputy forest supervisor of the Black Hills National Forest in Custer, South Dakota, during 1969-74; he then went to Region 6 in Portland, Oregon, to work as staff director for the Manpower Development Department.

Larry became forest supervisor of the Siuslaw National Forest in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1976.

After retirement Larry enjoyed fishing for salmon on the Columbia River and was an enthusiastic traveler in his recreational vehicle.

He jumped at McCall during the 1956 season and always said smokejumping was one of the best times in his life.